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Wat Chaiwattanarm

Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Ranked #1 of 34 Attractions in Ayutthaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was established by King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. in homage to his mother.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Just like Angkor Wat (which it is modelled on), it is beautiful at sunsent. You can visit this as one of the two hour boat tours that leave from the wharf at 4.00pm (about 200B per head), or on your own.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

if u only have time for 2 Sights to see in Ayutthaya, this is definitely part of that list (the other being wat mahatahat). Wat chaiwattanaram is a bit out of the path from the Ayutthaya historical island. this also makes it the most best preserved of all the ayutthaya ruins as it avoided the razing from the Burmese. Wat... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

50B to enter and 150B for an audio tour. Stunning ruins from old Thailand. Signs around all area to explain the history and meaning of all the architecture.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Going in the sunny day will be great for your photos! Another way to go there is to take the boat, which is really amazing and convenient.

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Bytom, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is a fantastic monument with best photo opportunities around sunset. In my opinion, the best part of Ayutthaya Historical Park. It is possible to walk there from main part of Ayutthaya, but it is a ~30 minute walk.

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Iwakuni
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was our most favorite Wat to visit! Catch it at Sunset to get some amazing photos and really view the intricate details of the ruins!

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Ayuthaya
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A lovely ancient ruin by the riverside. Inside parts of the walkway you can see intact parts of the original painted woodwork. It is a gorgeous site both daytime and in the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We ended a river cruise here at sunset. It was a wonderful and perfect surprise, the stonework bathed in the most beautiful and almost mysterious pink glow. We climbed the steps of the main structure as bats poured out of the sanctuary in the fading light at dusk.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our last stop of the day in Ayutthaya. After the Ayutthava Historical Park and the Bang Pa-In Palace it was the perfect end to the day. Our guide Ranee from Gate 1( fantastic guide and tour agency by the way) summed it up in the title above. Quiet and serene on the river without the crowds we could have stayed... More 

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Shenzhen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have been to this place twice now and loved every minute of it. The best way for tourists to see this in my opinion is to travel up by train, forget about those crappy cramped overpriced vans. It was 30THB each way and a great experience. We stepped out of the statio nand had lunch at a bar just... More 

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